official bible of the transformers??

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by kindred187, May 26, 2012.

  1. kindred187

    kindred187 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Posts:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    just saw the new video for WoC , the guy mentioned that hasbro was making a official bible of all things transformers? anyone hear about this or hear about a book coming out regarding the official history of it all??
     
  2. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2005
    Posts:
    12,201
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +1,288
    It's called the Binder of Revelation, I think. It's for internal use by Hasbro and their partners and isn't likely to be available to fans any time soon.
     
  3. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    35,853
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +451
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    Yeah, I've heard of this. I don't think we're getting a book of it yet though.


    With any big franchise - Transformers, Batman / The Dark Knight, the Avengers etc - there's always a series bible. A document created by the franchise owners / creators on all the different aspects of the universe, so that all the stories told by other writers in this universe can fit in with the general "rules" of the story. What Hasbro is effectively doing is codifying all the different elements from 25+ years of stories into a single consistent continuity for this point onwards - they're making the house rules for the new continuity, what is in and what is not. It's so they can hand it to the writers of the novels, to High Moon, to Hasbro Studios so they can all create stories which then fit into the richer tapestry of what is being told.


    It's not a constrictive process though, I spoke with Rik Alvarez last year and he explained that Hasbro wants to tell good stories for their properties first, so inconsistencies in the overall universe are accepted for the sake of having a better end product, IIRC.
     
  4. ZacWilliam

    ZacWilliam Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Posts:
    2,382
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +11
    We've known of this for a few years now.

    Here's its wiki page:

    Binder of Revelation - Transformers Wiki


    -ZacWilliam, would pay lots for a book version of it. But I'm sure Hasbro doesn't want to spoil all their secrets. Maybe in a decade or two when Aligned is distant history.
     
  5. Chris McFeely

    Chris McFeely Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Posts:
    4,607
    News Credits:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +318
    Yes, word has it that this "Binder" charts ALL of Transformers history, from the past stuff we've seen in the video games and novels to the present-day of the Prime cartoon, to far-future stuff that we haven't seen a whisper of yet. It doesn't seem possible to release it for public consumption without spoiling years of stuff to come.
     
  6. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2002
    Posts:
    23,616
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Mineral Ridge, OH, USA
    Likes:
    +2,727
    Ebay:
    If you read the Hall of Fame bios, you can get a general idea of what they're doing. Jazz for example, loves Earth culture and is a cyber ninja.
     
  7. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Posts:
    82,270
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +689
    If i could own anything in the world, it would be that binder just so i can post this info on the tf wiki for the world to see.

    Plus tha Bidner of Revelations Optimus design was kind neat. I wonder if Megatron had a better vehicle design?
     
  8. Pravus Prime

    Pravus Prime Wields Mjolnir!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Posts:
    14,958
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +773
    Sometimes years later the bibles surface.

    I've read the series bible for the original He-man cartoon, the re-invented Battlestar Galactica, etc.
     

Share This Page